Social Studies/History

The Learning Island offers tutoring in all the major history classes offered during high school. Courses typically compress a broad segment of history into a single semester. Many students need help coping with the sheer amount of material covered. We break down historical concepts in ways that students easily understand and offer strategies to more effectively read and study historical information. For students taking AP versions of these classes, we cover not just the material that will be on the AP exam, but the critical analysis of primary and secondary historical documents and sources necessary to answer FRQs (free response questions) and DBQs (document based questions).

The Learning Island provides private one-on-one tutoring in all aspects of the social sciences. Our tutors work with students and their parents to assess where each student is right now and to develop a customized lesson plan tailored to his or her needs. We help by streamlining historical narratives and breaking down complex historical and political concepts into manageable pieces that students can easily understand. Tutors take apart daunting economic models and explain them in clear, straightforward ways.

We provide students with the tools to read smarter and more critically, study better, and make the most productive use of their homework time. Tutors also help students learn how to research, write, and revise papers and other assignments. Finally, we provide comprehensive reviews and study sessions for exams. Whether a student is seriously struggling or simply needs a little extra help with a difficult class, we can help them improve and grow to be their best.